First Time Attending Catersource + The Special Event 2024

John Lawrence

February 1, 2024

    The Community Brands Event Team attended the Catersource + The Special Event hosted at the Austin Convention Center in Austin, Texas.

    As the premier gathering for catering and events professionals, this three-day conference, followed by two full days of trade show exhibitions, keynote sessions, an awards ceremony, and a “lunch and learn” opportunity, was a show not to miss. Not to mention the exciting events hosted each evening! 

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    Catersource + The Special Event Community Brands Event Technology


    How did this benefit attendees?   

    Attendees earned CMP credits!  

    The Events Industry Council approved ALL education sessions at this year’s conference to count towards CMP certification. Attendees kept their professional status up-to-date while enjoying and learning from this incredible lineup of speakers.  


    CMP Certification  

    Catersource and The Special Event is a CMP Preferred Provider. The program(s) identified with the CMP Preferred Provider logo met the requirements to receive continuing education (CE) credit for the Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) credential. The use of the CMP Preferred Provider Course logo is not an endorsement by the Events Industry Council of the quality of the session. For more information about the CMP credential or CMP Preferred Provider Program, please visit  

    CPCE Certification 

    Certified Professional in Catering and Events elevates your credibility in the hospitality industry and increases your marketability for career advancement. More info, visit  

    AEP Approved Sessions*  

    AEP was pleased to partner with The Special Event Show (TSE) to provide academic planners with suggested “AEP Approved” sessions during the conference. AEP’s committee had worked closely with the TSE team to recommend conference sessions to benefit their academic planners greatly.  

    *NOTE: The Committee selected these sessions based on the speaker’s knowledge of the proposed content and its relevance to campus planners. We cannot verify the content of any of these sessions.  


    Why attend the next event?    

    Not to answer a question with a question, but where do we begin?

    If you work in the events industry, you know the importance of staying on trend and that’s exactly the kind of insight this opportunity affords its attendees.  

    Expand your network  

    Additionally, Catersource + The Special Event connects attendees to the best speakers in the events and catering industry, along with the chance to earn continuing education credits in over 150 sessions including topics on catering, design, wedding, business development, sustainability, health & safety and much more!  

    You’ll also have ample opportunity to make real connections and network with peers as well as some of the industry’s leading voices.  

    Be more innovative 

    Inspiration! Just by attending, you’ll take advantage of new experiences which will inspire your own ideas about how to impress your clients at your next event.  

    Source products and services 

    Our tradeshow supports new and existing vendor relationships that should empower your event management prowess.  

    By inviting event planners and caterers, the entire events industry comes together in an experience designed to benefit everyone. 

    With our event solutions from Community Brands, we empower event planners to streamline every aspect of their events effortlessly.  

    By providing you with the tools you need for your conferences from start to finish, you’re positioned to deliver more value to your attendees, sponsors, and organization to make your next event even better.  

    Discover your ultimate partner in creating unforgettable conference experiences and check out why early adopters of event tech excel and outshine their competition.   


    Who represented Community Brands at Catersource + The Special Event 2024?  

    While we wish we could have brought all the companies that comprise the Community Brands portfolio, we’re bringing five event technology solutions.  

    Discover end-to-end event management solutions built with flexible technology and designed to create meaningful and engaging experiences.  

    With Community Brands’ connected network of solutions, event planners and trade show organizers can bring any exhibition or conference vision to life and seamlessly plan one-of-a-kind events. Partnering with us empowers you to optimize event management and logistics, host safe and contactless events, and connect with attendees anywhere.    

    Maximize the value of in-person events with event technology that makes event planners happy. Discover integrated solutions to streamline the attendee experience, creating an amazing first impression, and ultimately improve ROI.   

    In an industry full of possibilities, success is hinged on excellent event management technology. Key components include a streamlined planning process, enhanced attendee experience, your vision brought to life, and tools built to generate revenue. The flexible event technology options at Community Brands are designed to help you and your team tackle obstacles and create fruitful and engaging events.    

    Let us introduce you…  

    Attendee Interactive 

    A user-friendly platform designed to streamline event content planning, enhance learning programs, and manage logistics for abstract submissions and reviews, speakers, sessions, room logistics, continuing education, and accreditation.   


    Create personalized and scalable online registration experiences through a highly configurable registration system for all event types, all year round.    


    Maximize attendee engagement with a user-friendly mobile solution that transforms session support, networking, and enhanced sponsorships from imagination to reality.       

    Expo Logic 

    Seamless in-person event experience from start to finish with contactless check-in, badge printing, attendee tracking, interactive floor plans, lead retrieval, and more.    

    TripBuilder Media 

    Extend engagement year-round with an intuitive mobile app to help your community connect with each other, engage on hot topics, get committee work done, or generate revenue.   


    Catersource + The Special Event Community Brands

    Expo Logic premiered its newest registration features  

    We couldn’t be more excited about Expo Logic’s newest features for 2024, each one carefully designed to enhance the in-person event experience and facilitate a stronger, more streamlined online event registration process.   

    Group Registration 

    Simplify the event registration process for multiple registrations in a single transaction.   

    Registration Options  

    Personalize the user journey with registration types, as well as social events, sessions, and products.   

    Attendee Portal  

    Save your staff time by providing your attendees with a self-service portal to view their event confirmation, print receipts, update their profile, view FAQs, and more.  


    No more frustrated attendees!

    Create an effortless event registration experience with Expo Logic.


    Ready to take part in the excitement and industry education that only Catersource + The Special Event 2024 can deliver?

    Join me and Adam Muscat at the Community Brands' booth #1236! Learn more or contact us to schedule a demo.

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